- ABS-CBN personalities posted about their sadness, disappointment, and anger regarding the Congress’ decision not to renew ABS-CBN’s franchise.
- The Kapamilya talents urged the public to not forget about the historical event.
After a series of hearings discussing allegations against ABS-CBN and contemplating whether or not the House should grant the network another 25 years, the majority of the lawmakers finally voted against the renewal.
With this, ABS-CBN talents took to social media and aired their disappointment on the verdict of the Lower House committee.
News anchor and broadcast Journalist Karen Davila stated that Filipinos should not forget what happened and always remember that the government has shut down the station twice in its entire history – the first one during Martial Law.
HISTORY. Remember this day. ABSCBN has been shut down twice. https://t.co/i1AZxGN8Fx
— Karen Davila (@iamkarendavila) July 10, 2020
Reporter Jeff Canoy expressed his sadness by using the red, green, and blue emojis with the first one symbolizing a heartbreak. His followers encouraged him to remain strong despite the disappointing news.
— Jeff Canoy (@jeffcanoy) July 10, 2020
Julius Babao said that may they have lost the fight and only 11 congressmen have believed in them but what’s important is that the Filipinos are aware of the truth.
Talo tayo mga Kapamilya. Yan daw ang sinabi ng konsyensya ng 70 na mga kongresista na bumoto ng Yes para sa pagbasura sa franchise renewal ng ABS-CBN. 11 lang ang kumampi sa atin. Ang mahalaga mulat ang ating bayan sa katotohanan. Bukas na ang panibagong yugto ng kasaysayan.
— julius babao (@juLiusbabao) July 10, 2020
Gretchen Ho then tweeted her gratitude to those 11 lawmakers who voted in for the network’s franchise renewal.
Thank you to the congressmen and congresswomen who stood up for ABS-CBN:
1. Sol Aragones
2. Toff De Venecia
3. Caloi Zarate
4. Gab Bordado
5. Vilma Santos
6. Lianda Bolilia
7. Ping Tejada
8. Beny Abante
9. Stella Quimbo
10. Mujiv Hataman
11. Edward Maceda#KapamilyaForever
— Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) July 10, 2020
Host Kim Atienza just shared a quote from the Bible and expressed his thankfulness towards ABS-CBN and its viewers who have been supporting them throughout the fight.
The Lord Giveth, The Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.
Maraming maraming salamat Lord! Maraming salamat kapamilya. @ ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center https://t.co/2nOd9w8bue
— kim atienza (@kuyakim_atienza) July 10, 2020
Robi Domingo insisted that the network “did not violate any law” and the government just wants to instill fear to Filipinos.
They have done this to a media giant which did not violate any law. They can easily do it to you. Chilling effect? That's what they wanted from the start: FEAR.
— Robi Domingo (@robertmarion) July 10, 2020
Here are other ABS-CBN talents who posted about the historical happening:
MAY ARAW DIN KAYO. TATANDAAN NAMIN ITO.
— Tonette, Tonette (@tonetjadaone) July 10, 2020
Gusto ko manuntok. Ng 70 times. Sa bungo ng isa isa sa kanila.
— Alex In Wonderland (@alexvincentm) July 10, 2020
70 names. Sino sino kayo?
— Agot Isidro (@agot_isidro) July 10, 2020
70 members of the lower house have denied granting ABS-CBN a fresh franchise after their hearings. Around 11,000 workers will be affected and on the brink of losing their jobs if the network resorts to closure.